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Hot Air Expeditions

702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
+1 480-502-6999
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At Hot Air Expeditions we pride ourselves on providing hot air ballooning experiences in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. We've been operating locally in the Valley of the Sun for over 26 years and rated the "Best Ballooning in Phoenix" by Fodor's Travel for 22 years in a row! We provide morning flights daily, year-round and sunset flights are offered seasonally, November through March. All flights include gourmet catered fare from Vincents on Camelback, along with a champagne toast and flight certificate. Come check this off of your bucket list with us!
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  • Average2%
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702 W Deer Valley Rd, Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2152
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great experience!!! Felt very safe & secure, the views where beautiful 😍🎈🌵 Our Pilot, Patrick was the best!!! Thank you!!!

Thank Mayris177
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend surprised me with my first balloon ride!Tommy our driver was great! Ken our pilot was amazing as well! Great landing great experience ! The ride was magical and peaceful... it was a great way to celebrate my 30th bday!More

Thank natalie s
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Natalie S. We love when a surprise is pulled off. We are always thrilled when we can help make those magical moments happen. We hope that this is one of those birthday events that turn into birthday traditions. I shall make sure that Tommy and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 5 girls from ND and had a great time with our ride and Captain Craig. In our basket, we had a couple celebrating their 5th Anniversary and another couple celebrating a birthday. Breakfast was organized and flavorful. We would do...More

Thank tonia h
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Tonia and friends, It's nice to be able to share celebrations with all the new friends made while flying over the beautiful Sonoran desert. We love hearing from our passengers and the experience they had. Plus, having birthday / anniversary cake with breakfast and a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot Air balloon ride was on our must do bucket list! Our pilot, Tommy was experienced and knowledgeable! He provided us with information about where and how we were! Jim, crew chief, provided us with a memorable breakfast and safe travel to and from the...More

Thank Barbara S
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Barbara, As I've said before, thank you for your kind words. We love hearing from our passengers, especially their praise of our pilots and crew. Yes, Tommy and Jim are at the top of their game. That breakfast is a nice touch after a wonderful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a once in a lifetime experience in Scottsdale. Craig the Captain and Alex, a crew member, were very nice and explained exactly what we needed to do. Safety is first. Depending on the winds they would not fly if the weather was not...More

Thank Dubi R
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dubi R, Thank you for your kind words and for understanding that safety is first and foremost in regards to taking our passengers up for their flight, whether it is their first or their 21st. Sadly, we can not force Mother Nature to do what...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really fun time. Tommy and Jim were both excellent. Would definitely recommend. The weather was perfect.More

Thank Sheila12333
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sheila12333, We thank you for taking time to let us know your praise for Tommy and Jim. I will certainly make sure to pass your words along to them. It never hurts when Mother Nature gives us such wonderful weather. Some days, she is not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have used this company twice before and had good experiences, so we chose to take another couple of friends. Unfortunately the pilot we had last time no longer works there. It made a huge difference to our experience as our pilot this time was...More

Thank klash63
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and comments on your ballooning experience with us. It is our goal to not only meet, but exceed expectations, and are disheartened to hear that your ballooning experience was not up to par. Our main...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our hot air balloon ride. Taylor, our pilot, was professional but still easy-going. We were extremely fortunate to ride with with another couple. Others were crammed into a crowded basket, which I cannot imagine being comfortable nor affording unobstructive views. The continental...More

Thank DocPsych
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

DocPsych, We are glad to know that you had a "terrific experience". That is what we strive for with every flight. I will make sure to pass your words of praise on to Taylor. Thank you. We would note that we do not "crammed" our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always wanted to take a ride in a hot air balloon. My sister gifted me the experience. We got picked up early by Kyle, and was piloted by Mike. The weather was great and we were informed that we would take a great route....More

Thank Enrgist
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are thrilled that you checked off a bucket list item with us! And we agree, flying in a hot air balloon with good company, an engaging pilot, and beautiful scenery is a spectacular experience. The only way to cap off this event is with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great trip with Captain Mike!! First time on a hot air balloon. The crew was efficient and friendly. Captain Mike was very good and informative throughout the trip. The champagne breakfast at the end of the trip was amazing!! Thank you for a...More

Thank bschmidt05
HotAirExpeditions, Owner at Hot Air Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We feel so honored that you chose us for your first trip ballooning. We know that sometimes; the first time can be either the most wonderful experience where you want to go again and again, or sadly, where you never want to do it again....More

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Aleescandonm
21 February 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hi Alejandra, In April we will have one morning flight available, and meeting/pick up timing will vary based on your hotel location. We absolutely offer roundtrip hotel transfers, and would be happy to pick you up from... More
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Corey R
4 January 2017|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Hello Corey, In March we go through some time changes to follow the sunrise and sunset. Through March 10th, our morning flights would meet by 6:30 am, and our afternoon would meet by 4:00 pm, both at the Deer Valley... More
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GreenEyes120112
27 November 2016|
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Response from HotAirExpeditions | Property representative |
Thank you for your question regarding our sunset ballooning experience! Throughout the month of December, our sunset flights check in at the Deer Valley Airport at 3:00pm. You can expect to be in-flight for approximately... More
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